The Kerala Story heroine Adah Sharma plays cop in Game of Girgit

After the success of The Kerala Story, Adah Sharma explores another social evil in The Game of Girgit. Photo: Universal Communications

In probably the first upswing for her after the humongous success saga of The Kerala Story, its leading lady and protagonist, Adah Sharma, has already signed a new film, The Game of Girgit, the last word meaning a color-changing chameleon.

Produced by Gandhar Films and Studio Pvt. Ltd. and directed by Vishal Pandya, Adah will portray the role of a cop in the thriller. The film is loosely based on the infamous Blue Whale App that became extremely popular among youngsters in recent times. The youth across the globe was incessantly hooked to the game and it became a major point of discussion as it led to various hazardous events and deaths that took place due to its ‘The Blue Whale’ challenge.

Speaking about her role, Adah says, “I play a cop in Bhopal. The game on the App is a series of tasks that finally leads to self-harm or harming someone else, and once one has taken it up, there is no way out. I’m solving the case. I’ve played a cop before in Commando 2 and Commando 3 and my character, Bhavana Reddy, became very popular. Gayatri Bhargav is a very different cop. It’s fun to play a cop again, but differently this time.”

In fact, it was her essay in these two films as a Telugu cop that got her the role of a Malayali-speaking student of nursing in The Kerala Story, thanks to common producer, Vipul Amrutlal Shah.

Adah Sharma made her debut with the huge hit, 1920 (2008) and has subsequently done films in Mumbai and down South, like Hasee Toh Phasee and several TV series like Holiday and short films like Tindey, besides music videos.

Speaking about the film, male lead Shreyas Talpade said, “The plot of the film is extremely interesting and that intrigued me enough to be associated with it. I’m really looking forward to this journey, as the thriller also has a powerful message that we strongly feel should reach the audiences, especially kids and the youngsters of the nation.”

Says Vishal Pandya, “The Game of Girgit is a story of today’s generation, where the young kids have adopted friendship apps on mobile as their friends, with whom they share all their private life. They do this without knowing what problem they are getting into, and suffer. Shreyas plays the app developer, who takes advantage of these vulnerable kids and Adah, who is a cop, investigates the cases of kids committing suicide and even someone close to her becomes a victim. Now the challenge to catch Girgit is not professional, as it gets personal.”

Vishal made his directorial debut with Three: Love, Lies, Betrayal in 2009 and has directed the second, third and fourth installments of Hate Story (of which the first two were successes) and the web series, Poison 2.



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